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Chris Cluff

Educator in Newmarket

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PRESENTED ON FEB 24, 2017
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 14

Chris Cluff is an Educator and father based in Newmarket. He is questioning and challenging the traditional education system in hopes of finding improvements which will benefit our youth.

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Mystery Skype

BY JENNY JONES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Jenny Jones lives in Bangor and teaches 4th grade at the Glenburn Elementary School. Outside of the classroom, she loves reading, geocaching, and playing board games. Jenny describes how she combines her love of social media and passion for teaching and takes her classroom around the world.

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Claseteca

BY BÁRBARA VARGAS
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2014

En la presentación, Bárbara Vargas introduce Claseteca, una comunidad de aprendizaje donde descubrirás clases presenciales y en video, impartidas por maestros talentosos de tu ciudad. Una manera diferente de aprender.

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The School of Poetic Computation

BY ZACH LIEBERMAN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Zach Lieberman talks about technological inventions, the School of Poetic Computation, and drinking wine and arguing. 

Fed up with how the school system is treating its students, Zach decided to create his own school that allows the students to be more involved with eachother, and to learn from each other. 

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Education for All

BY PREETI BIRLA
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Preeti Birla reminds us the power and necessity for everyone everywhere to have access to education. 

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Teaching Kids to Fail

BY MAURYA COUVARES
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Maurya Couvares tackles the difficult task of teaching kids to fail, and helping them to learn from their mistakes. 

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Vientiane Art Education Collage

BY HIROSHI YOSHIOKA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Hiroshi Yoshioka spent several years teaching art to art teachers and students at a Lao school. What materials did they work with? What did they create? For his PechaKucha, Hiroshi will talk about his students and show some of their artwork, and discuss his thoughts about the role of art in Laos. These are all thoughts that grew out of spending time with his teaching colleagues and students.

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The State of State Education

BY KATHY SALAMAN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

Education should not be about politics or making money: it should be about learners, what is relevant for their futures, and how to build on their natural talents. Listen as speaker Kathy Salaman explains why. 

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The Teacher Who Learned to Listen

BY MARK KAWAKAMI
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"Teaching isn’t just about bestowing substantive knowledge to students. It’s about teaching them and giving them experiences that Google can’t."

It is easy to grasp the concept that communication is a two-way street but how many of us really put the theory into practice? How easily do we fall on the default of just trying to put our point across, specially if we think about education?

Mark Kawakami is passionate about teaching and also describes himself as a failed comedian. In The Teacher Who Learned to Listen from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, he shared what conclusion he came to over the years of teaching.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2016.

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.